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  Tamuz 6, 5773 , 14/06/13

Racist Video Accuses Israel of Racism

"Via Dolorosa", a video by the Hirak Center for Promotion and Encouragement of Arab Higher Education went up on the Internet, Thursday, claiming that Israeli society suffers from racism, which poses difficulties to Arab students. The movie cites loans to veterans of the Israel Defense Forces, from which Arabs are exempt and the calls by certain rabbis not to rent or sell houses to Arabs.

The Jew in the video is a stereotype hareidi-religious type with a small hat, payot (sidelocks), a beard, especially fat, who is also portrayed as being greedy. Razha Zatra a member of the Hirak Center said the video did not intend to portray religious Jews as racists but to raise the issues. Inquiries regarding the video resulted in its being taken down.

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